Ubuntu – “The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining”


After a recent update, I'm getting an alert saying:

The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining

But my computer has plenty of HD space free. Does anyone know how I resolve this. (If it's relevant, I'm using the whole disk encryption feature of the alternate install image for Ubuntu 12.04).

Best Answer

To list all kernel:
dpkg --get-selections | grep "linux-image-[[:digit:]].*" | tr "\t" ";" | cut -d ";" -f1

The results looks somewhat like this:


Don't delete all kernels, only old ones!

Next let's remove the 3.16 kernel,
sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.16.0-23-generic

and then all unused packages from the system:
sudo apt-get autoclean && sudo apt-get autoremove

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